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Number of U.S. Bank Branches Declining Overall, But Not Everywhere

Between the increasing functionality of mobile banking apps and the onslaught of FinTech challenger banks entering the space, it should be no surprise that the number of brick and mortar bank branch locations in the United States has declined significantly in the past several years. What may be surprising, however,...

Deserve Announces $50 Million Round Led by Goldman Sachs

Another FinTech (or FinTech-adjacent) firm has just announced a big fundraising round. As TechCrunch reports Goldman Sachs is leading a $50 million Series C for Deserve. Also joining the round are previous investors Sallie Mae, Aspect Ventures, Mission Holdings, Pelion Venture Partners, and Accel. Although Deserve's co-founder and CEO Kalpesh...

Venmo Announces Rewards Program for Debit Cardholders

In just the past couple of years, the number of FinTechs offering their own debit card products has exploded. Thus it only makes sense that these companies would want to find new and creative ways to incentivize use of these various cards. That seems to be the playbook popular peer-to-peer...

Credit Karma Debuts High-Yield Savings Product 3

If you've ever wanted to check your credit score for free online, there's a great chance you've encountered Credit Karma. Started in 2007, the site has not only become a leader in the space but has also grown into one of the largest FinTech operations in the U.S. with a...

Bitcoin IRA Announces Interest-Earning Crypto Accounts

The idea of treating cryptocurrencies as an investment is certainly not new. Unfortunately, due to the volatile nature of most digital currencies, it can be difficult for investors to play the long game. Now Bitcoin IRA is looking to incentivize long-term crypto holders by allowing them to earn interest on...

Venmo Announces Credit Card to Launch Next Year

It looks like Venmo is getting into the credit card game. The reveal of plans for a Venmo card came as the app's parent company PayPal announced it was expanding its relationship with Synchrony. As a result, the bank will be the exclusive issuer of the upcoming card. While few...